LEAD's MJPEG/MCMP video codecs for DirectShow and Media Foundation provide .NET (C# & VB) and C/C++ developers with lossless and lossy real-time compression and decompression of video data. By compressing each frame individually, MJPEG and MCMP videos provide random access to every frame. This powerful set of features gives developers the flexibility necessary to meet the requirements of a wide range of applications including video editing and streaming.

Overview of LEADTOOLS MJPEG and MCMP Video Codec Technology

  • Full support for encoding and decoding JPEG and CMP-compressed video data
    • LEAD-proprietary MCMP compression delivers smaller file sizes than MJPEG with the same or better quality
  • Real-time, software-only compression and decompression of full-motion video
  • Preserve critical image data with lossless compression
  • Options to control the ratio of file size and image quality
  • Play and create JPEG type-B streams found in QuickTime videos
  • Play and convert live HTTP streams
  • Read and write hardware compatible MJPEG files
  • Supports 16-bit grayscale video
  • .NET (C# & VB) and C DLL libraries for 32 and 64-bit development

What is MJPEG?

Motion JPEG, or MJPEG, is a video adaptation of the JPEG standard for still photos. It simply treats a video stream as a series of still photos, compressing each individually, with no interframe compression. Because it uses no interframe compression, it is ideal for editing.

What is MCMP?

MCMP, or Motion CMP, is a video adaptation of LEAD's proprietary CMP compression code. MCMP delivers smaller file sizes and can maintain better image quality than MJPEG with the same or better image quality.

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LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include MJPEG and MCMP Video Codec

LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite v20

The LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of multimedia development technology that provides developers with everything they need to create enterprise-level multimedia applications for a wide variety of industries, including defense, broadcast, security, and more. By bundling features from the Multimedia SDK, DVD Module, Streaming Module, MPEG-2 Transport Module, Imaging Pro SDK, and Distributed Computing SDK, Multimedia Suite offers a tremendous value for the world-class technology it provides.

LEADTOOLS Medical Multimedia Module v20

The LEADTOOLS Medical Multimedia Module includes the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK and a collection of state-of-the-art DirectShow filters and Media Foundation Transforms to compress and decompress video and audio data within DICOM files. This feature-rich product is designed to eliminate the complexity from converting multi-frame (cine) images and video streams to DICOM objects, including X-ray Angiography (XA), Ultrasound (US), Visible Light (VL), and Secondary Capture (SC). The LEADTOOLS Medical Multimedia Module utilizes the most advanced compression algorithms in the industry and approved by the DICOM standard, including MPEG-2, HD MPEG-2, Motion JPEG, Motion JPEG 2000, and H.264.

LEADTOOLS Streaming Module v20

The LEADTOOLS Streaming Module is perfect for developers who need to stream audio and video over the Internet or corporate networks for a wide variety of applications. This module adds on to the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK and includes the Media Streaming Server, a high-level framework for implementing professional multimedia streaming servers that can stream any file to any device. The Streaming Module also provides a programmer-friendly set of peer-to-peer tools for creating video conferencing and security/surveillance applications. In addition to the SDK features, the Streaming Module bundles together several of LEAD's world-class audio and video codecs that will lower costs and improve user experience through reduced bandwidth requirements and high-quality playback.

LEADTOOLS MPEG-2 Transport Module v20

The LEADTOOLS MPEG-2 Transport Module adds advanced MPEG-2 Transport and MPEG-2 Program streaming, playback, capture, and conversion capabilities to the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK. Developers can utilize robust UDP and TCP streaming with DVR and KLV metadata to create a wide spectrum of applications, including security systems, HDTV playback, and UAV ground stations.

NOTE: LEADTOOLS Video Codecs are very diverse and cover the gamut of multimedia features and technologies. Many codecs are included with the base SDK products above, while some can be added á la carte or bundled together with various add-on modules. See the Multimedia Product Comparison Chart for more details on how to obtain each video codec.